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Friday, 30 June, 2000, 14:08 GMT
Highland delight as Elgin get the vote
The greatest day in the club's 107-year history arrived during a fairly nondescript season footballing-wise for Elgin City.
The news that they were to be admitted to the Scottish Football League was greeted with delight in the town, brightening up an otherwise unsuccessful season.
The day of reckoning was 11 January, providing a late Christmas present for football fans in the north.
Elgin were granted league membership in a second round of votes after fellow Highland League side, Peterhead, had been unanimously elected in the first round.
The Borough Briggs club received 16 of the 23 available votes to clinch their place in the league.
On the pitch, the highlight of the season was an appearance in the Highland League Cup Final. Despite leading until late on, they eventually went down 4-3 to Cove Rangers.
This season, they can look forward to an away tie at Brechin to start the league campaign, while they begin at Cowdenbeath on CIS Insurance Cup duty.
The season promises to be an interesting one for the club as they seek to emulate the success of fellow Highland clubs, Ross County and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
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